I had a week to think and reflect about the last NBA All Star Weekend. The result is that there were just a few things that go down in history: Shaq’s presentation, KryptoNate, Rudy Fernandez, Kobe and Shaq ‘friends for ever’… Anyway, I’ll have a good memory in the form of sneaker: the Adidas TS Lighthing Creator ASW09.
At first I thought that I couldn’t wear those colors, but then I realized that this was not the most important thing. The shoe is comfortable and functional. Now I have to look for a gold jersey to wear with those shoes perfectly. Anybody said Washington Wizards third uniform? Anybody said Agent Zero?
Special thanks to Marta Tejel, Adidas Spain.
“I’m sorry Chris Jackson, You are for real!” -The Ali re-mix of the OutKast classic, Ms. Jackson
Every generation can lay claim to that one transcendant talent, a shooting star that scorched everything in his path en route to ascending the ladder of LEGEND. For some, their reign at the crescendo was long. For others, the view from the mountaintop was all too brief. For Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, the artist formerly known as Chris Jackson, his extraordinary spontaneous combustion during two remarkable seasons at L.S.U. was enough to tickle the memories of those who witnessed his exploits for a lifetime.
With an arsenal that included an impeccable handle, more shakes than a fervent Beyonce dance routine, a bananas vertical leap, an underrated assist game that was overshadowed by his prolific scoring, lightning hands that thieved like Bernard Madoff and a hiccup-quick release on a jimmy that was as dependable as Oprah, Mahmoud sizzled retinas. Read More »
photo courtesy of si.com
During this holiday season, I’ll be dipping into the archives to offer up some updated goodies in the form of some of the most delectable “The Playground Gave Us…” joints from ‘08.
The Playground isn’t the problem. It’s the solution. That’s the Bounce motto.
Yet another concrete example that supports our mission is that of The Worm – The Greatest Defensive and Rebounding Forward Ever! The Worm could alter a game without ever taking a shot.
Dennis Rodman’s game was birthed and nourished by the project playgrounds in Dallas, Texas. Money didn’t play in high school, though his sisters were nice – college All-Americans to be exact. He wasn’t even 6-feet tall when he graduated. Read More »